Brain Corp. Aims At Commercial Market With Robotic Floor Cleaners

San Diego-based Brain Corp., which is developing vision-based, autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) systems for self driving vehicles, says it is in a deal to bring its technology to the industrial and commercial cleaning area. According to the company, it has partnered with NSS Enterprises, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial cleaning equipment, to incorporate its robotics and vision technology into industrial floor care machines. The two said the deal will bring a self-driving, floor cleaning machine to market, which autonomously navigates facilities. Brain Corp. is backed by Qualcomm Ventures, and is led by CEO Dr. Eugene Izhikevich. Brain Corp. says its use of robotics will allow employees to focus on "high value tasks".